Vaccine boosters for onshore students
Booster shots of Moderna or Pfizer are available to everyone within Australia, including international students who are based in Australia now - whether they have been vaccinated by Australian authorities since the start of the pandemic, or whether they have arrived since then.
From 4 January 2022, you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose if:
- you are 18 years and older, and
- have had your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination at least three months ago (times may vary depending on the requirements of the state or territory you live in).
Booster doses are not mandatory, however they are highly recommended to maintain the highest immunity as possible against variants of COVID-19.
It's important to note that vaccines may not guarantee complete protection against COVID-19, but if you do catch Omicron or Delta and you are vaccinated, latest medical research suggests that symptoms you experience tend to be less severe, and you are less likely to need medical attention in hospital.